I Do See Color
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I Do See Color

Sometimes you won’t relate — and that’s OK

Why every writing staff needs a minority writer and editor who understands other minorities

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“I don’t care what the difference is between a hijab, niqab or a burka,” the editor told me. “Just call it a burka and move on.”

“I do care,” I shot back. “And considering this post is about how Muslim women are

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We are not ashamed of our melanin, and we know you “see” it. Just don’t discriminate and disrespect us because of it.

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